Improves Safety For Firefox Users.
WOT (Short for Web of Trust) adds an extra layer of safety when surfing the ... MoreImproves Safety For Firefox Users.
WOT (Short for Web of Trust) adds an extra layer of safety when surfing the web. It tells you when a site is dangerous and won't let you enter the dangerous site without your approval. It even works with gmail links to hel prevent you from clicking on a dangerous link. My issues with WOT is the fact it is not put out by a top security company and that most of it's ratings are based on other people's opinions and white/blacklists. No scans to see how dangerous a file is or anything. To me all of these security type add-ons lack accuracy as too many go by user reviews. User reviews are a problem because a lot of users rate a site based more on like or dislike over if the site is actually safe or not. The black and white lists with WOT helps but they need to start finding some anti-malware product to test the products on these sites as well. Still some protection is better than others and it allows you to give your opinion as well as override the default ratings.
Pros: Rates Links As Well As Sites Requires User Approval To Enter Dangerous Sites Free
Cons: Relies Too Heavily On User Opinions They Don't Use Anti-Malware To Test Products